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River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char

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Key figures

6.8 %

increase in slaughtered fish from 2016 to 2017  

River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char. Preliminary figures
20172016 - 20172014 - 20172017
KiloChange, per centChange, per centNumber
Slaughtered fish
Total420 2586.830.8143 587
Salmon, total374 5419.135.398 421
Salmon, less tha 3 kg89 47512.4-8.949 726
Salmon, 3-7 kg162 176-0.446.735 744
Salmon, 7 kg and over122 89021.780.612 951
Sea trout and migratory char45 717-8.52.645 166
 
Caught and released fish
Total126 398-1.539.236 959
Salmon, total115 255-1.645.925 876
Salmon, less than 3 kg20 36739.015.811 256
Salmon, 3-7 kg40 774-19.528.48 930
Salmon, 7 kg and over54 1144.382.75 690
Sea trout and migratory char11 143-0.6-5.711 083

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Table 1 
River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char. Slaughtered fish

River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char. Slaughtered fish1
TonnesPer 1 000
201520162017201520162017
1Do not include fish let into the river again. Latest year shows preliminary figures.
Total408393420163143144
 
Salmon, total3523433751089598
Less than 3 kg1088089644950
3 - 7 kg158163162343536
7 kg and over86101123101113
Sea trout and migratory char565046554845

Table 2 
River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char. Slaughtred fish. Preliminary figures. Kg

River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char. Slaughtred fish. Preliminary figures. Kg1
Catch, totalSalmon, by weight of fishSea trout and migratory char
TotalLess than 3 kg3 - 7 kg7 kg and over
1Do not include fish let into the river again.
2017
The whole country420 258374 54189 475162 176122 89045 717
Østfold912906912945216
Akershus og Oslo1 10387554329438228
Buskerud11 74210 4101 3933 9985 0191 332
Vestfold25 77525 5183 29714 4747 747257
Telemark1 5371 51451378521623
Aust-Agder5064782921612528
Vest-Agder21 17020 2585 09112 6472 520912
Rogaland52 51552 14711 78729 41210 948368
Hordaland7 4875 9368843 3211 7311 551
Sogn og Fjordane18 35416 8032 0128 4566 3351 551
Møre og Romsdal34 20631 7318 96415 2207 5472 475
Sør-Trøndelag29 75528 9145 92710 01912 968841
Nord-Trøndelag51 45048 70011 38619 89417 4202 750
Nordland21 98612 5285 3745 4471 7079 458
Troms Romsa36 60921 7685 4888 5327 74814 841
Finnmark Finnmárku105 15196 05526 43329 22240 4009 096

Table 3 
River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char. Catch from selected rivers. Preliminary figures

River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char. Catch from selected rivers. Preliminary figures
KiloNumber
TotalSlaughtered fishCaught and released fishTotalSlaughtered fishCaught and released fish
2017
Drammenselva9 8389 3734651 7921 70785
Numedalslågen26 85325 7751 0785 9495 682267
Otra4 0443 7962481 2681 151117
Mandalselva10 8149 2291 5853 4162 905511
Bjerkreimselva12 03811 0191 0194 4173 954463
Ogna4 0563 8951611 4651 41451
Håelva4 0693 984851 5921 55933
Figgjo3 6343 4002341 3201 23090
Etneelva3 2292 629600747556191
Lærdalselva5 6511 5314 120938227711
Bondalselva2 3732 37306156150
Drivavassdraget5 0094 4935161 179910269
Surna incl. Rinna6 4174 8771 5401 273965308
Stordalselva in Åfjord1 5561 529271 0611 02635
Orkla26 6008 86017 7405 6261 6973 929
Gaulavassdraget24 74411 33213 4125 0951 9613 134
Namsenvassdraget35 10233 7931 3099 9359 379556
Stjørdalsvassdraget11 7847 0424 7422 9461 5701 376
Årgårdsvassdraget4 4564 1453112 5602 341219
Vefsnavassdraget000000
Beiarvassdraget9 2922 5006 7922 4611 1261 335
Målselvvassdraget17 73116 3741 3576 0445 606438
Reisavassdraget (Nordreiselva)7 4362 7724 6641 7731 095678
Vestre Jakobselv15 0749 1775 8974 8923 0521 840
Altavassdraget23 85616 9206 9369 1147 9161 198
Repparfjordelva incl. Skaidijohka8 4257 5268992 9942 715279
Stabburselva Vesterbotn3 1362 380756755596159
Lakselva in Porsanger9 2145 6253 5891 492945547
Tana incl. tributaries (Norwegian part)32 71132 2964157 5207 341179
Neidenelva (Norwegian part)3 4262 7916351 150990160

Table 4 
River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char. Number of fish caught and released. Preliminary figures

River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char. Number of fish caught and released. Preliminary figures
Catch, totalSalmon, by weight of fishSea trout and migratory char
TotalLess than 3 kg3 - 7 kg7 kg and over
2017
The whole country36 95925 87611 2568 9305 69011 083
Østfold1931875675566
Akershus and Oslo468176114575292
Buskerud85821146253
Vestfold267224591164943
Telemark000000
Aust-Agder12592847133
Vest-Agder1 52898959734151539
Rogaland2 0531 383622577184670
Hordaland1 03343515919185598
Sogn og Fjordane2 9892 240281961998749
Møre og Romsdal1 746816408288120930
Sør-Trøndelag8 0086 9493 0012 3201 6281 059
Nord-Trøndelag2 7531 8731 155509209880
Nordland5 2613 1871 3511 2176192 074
Troms Romsa3 3151 4364914045411 879
Finnmark Finnmárku7 1355 8072 8671 8211 1191 328

About the statistics

The statistics provides an overview of Norwegian river catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char, whether the fish are slaughtered or caught and released.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Anadromous : Term referring to animals that regularly migrate from the ocean up the rivers to spawn.

Weight : The weight is stated in kilos live weight.

 

Standard classifications

Before 1993 salmon were broken down into two groups: salmon under 3 kilos and salmon 3 kilos or more. Since 1993 salmon are divided into the following groups: under 3 kilos, between 3 and 6.9 kilos and 7 kilos and over.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

Figures for each river and county.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual. Figures are published in January the year after the fishing has taken place.

International reporting

The Norwegian Environment Agency forwards data to NASCO (North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization).

Microdata

Statistics Norway stores the data files. Register data and catch data are in Oracle tables. Final data files are stored on Linux.

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics cover a time series from 1876 and are vital elements in national and international monitoring and management work related to anadromous salmonoids.

Users and applications

Catch statistics are an important source of information for nature management, the media and various organizations and groups. Scientists use the statistics to evaluate changes in stocks and to estimate the socio-economic importance of salmon fishing.

Norway is also obligated to report annual catch statistics to NASCO (North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization).

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. Read more about principles for equal treatement of all users on ssb.no.

Coherence with other statistics

Figures on sea catches of salmon and sea trout are presented on the Internet.

The number of persons who have paid the national fishing licence fee allowing them to fish salmon, sea trout or sea char by rod or handline in rivers and lakes in the previous years (Source: The Norwegian Directorate of Nature Management):

2008: 75 000

2009: 75 300

2010: 68 000

2011: 69 900

 

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§2-2 and 3-2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics include catches of salmon, sea trout and migratory char taken by fishing rod in rivers. As from 2009 data on river catch and release are available.

 

Data sources and sampling

Catch reports from the individual fisherman.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Catch reports from the individual fisherman are collected by landowners, who send a summary catch report to the County Governor or enter data in the Salmon register - river catch reporting . The County Governor are responsible for reporting complete figures for each river in the Salmon register. Statistics Norway downloads a complete file from the Salmon register from a website.

Data is transferred to an editing system and computerized controls are applied. If necessary, the county governors are contacted to assess the data.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

The collection of data was reorganized in 1993. Previously, fishery boards collected data and sent reports from each salmon district and river to Statistics Norway. An own salmon tax resulted in that the reported figures could be unreliable. In 1993, the county governors started submitting reports, and after that there is reason to belive that the data quality has become better and better.

The number of rivers with reported catch has increased over time. From the begginning in the 1870s only 54 rivers were included. In the 1960s the number of rivers with reported catch had incresed to 170. In the last few years 350 rivers were included in the statistics.

In 1989, 15 per cent of the rivers were closed by different reasons. In 2011, 25 per cent of the rivers were closed. In additon, the last few years quotas from one to three fishes per person in a 24-hour period is introduced.

Over time there has been regulations that has influenced on the statistics. As from 1980, fishing gear as salmon trap and fish net was forbidden in most rivers except Numedalslågen and the county of Finnmark. The average fishing period for salmon fishing by fishing rods or handline is reduced from 200 days in 1850 to 75 days in 2010.

 

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Missing or delayed catch reports from fishermen and landowners can be a problem for the river catch statistics. Statistics are also lacking from some small river systems where fishing is poorly organized. Consequently, the statistics are not totally complete.

In 2009 data on river catch and release are collected for the first time, and the quality of the data may be uncertain.

 

Revision

Not relevant

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